The Blue house is the re-construction of an abandoned ruin, located on ‘Old Harbour Road’ of Capelas – the historic whaling street on the North side of Sao Miguel Island. Balancing between old and contemporary, the design takes advantage of the existing elements, while creating contrast and balance. The primary construction elements of all the walls, floors, roofs and embedded structure were pre-fabricated and assembled on-site in 10 days. The chosen panel system provided very accurate assembly, high thermal efficiency and a carbon neutral result. The blue facade material is up-cycled ocean plastic that has been collected and re-cast into cladding material for this project.
Location: Azores | Portugal
Structure: Wood prefab panels (SIP)
Use: Short-term Habitation